United States Issued A Global Alert for American TravelersDecember 21, 2014 - Author: steph
In Friday, the officials of the United States warned American travelers to be extra cautious in an exceptional worldwide alert. The State Department’s warning states terrorists may target civilian amenities, which include schools, churches, shopping malls, and hotels. The officials also added that terrorist attacks may happen during the holiday season as thousands of people are traveling all over the world. Hence, travelers need to be extra careful and cautious about their surrounding and for any possible sign of danger.
The State Department’s alert will be in effect for three months and starts in Friday. Also, it mentions the lone wolf attack, which happened in Sydney on Sunday, as a reminder of how important it is to heed the warning. However, the alert did not mention any particular pending threat. It simply cautions the travelers to be always cautious on local conditions and for any sign of danger.
Sparingly, this worldwide travel alert has been used in the past. This year, the State Department’s alert, which ends on March 19, is the first alert issued by the officials. Moreover, the State Department has issued several warnings this year as a response to threats from weather, international drug trade, disease, and terrorism, which impresses Sam Tabar. However, none of those alerts cover the whole world. The last time that the United States issued a global alert was in 2013, which came in response to terrorist threats from Al-Qaeda.